Holiday event draws 800

An estimated 800 people attended a street dance this holiday weekend in Logan, according to Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce officials.

Logan Taylor and the Thunderbirds headline a Fourth of July Street Dance in Logan.

The Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsored a free barbecue and bean feed Saturday at Ute Lake State Park.

Residents enjoy live music and free barbecue and the fixings Saturday at Logan.

Stands were set up in the parking lot in front of Logan Schools as the street was block off for a street dance.

The residents dance to the songs played by Logan Taylor and the Thunderbirds.

Residents dance to music from local musician Kene Terry and the Bourbon Cowboys.

Fireworks were part of the activities during the weekend's Independence Day celebration organized by the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Fireworks were part of the activities during the weekend's Independence Day celebration organized by the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Fireworks were part of the activities during the weekend's Independence Day celebration organized by the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Fireworks were part of the activities during the weekend's Independence Day celebration organized by the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Fireworks were part of the activities during the weekend's Independence Day celebration organized by the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Kenneth left, and Leland Earle lead the parade on horseback holding the U.S. Flag and the State of New Mexico Flag.

A large festive pink pontoon boat tosses candy and water balloons to the crowd.

This armored personnel carrier carried a message to Support the Troops.

Melissa Guadalupe Rogers throws a box of DOTS during Saturday's parade in Logan.

A Jeep snake moves through the parade Saturday, the participants were riding in honor of Charlie "Crazy Charlie " Crossley.

Susan Elrod blows a kiss to the crowd as she rides her horse during Saturday's parade.

The live music was well received and a welcomed change from the disc jockey style music played in the past, said T.J.. Smith, chamber president.

Smith said the crowd was extremely positive to have live music, they enjoyed songs from the opening act, Kene Terry and the Bourbon Cowboys, and the main attraction, Logan Taylor and the Thunderbirds.

The street dance was a co-sponsored event between the chamber and the Logan Roping Club. Smith said traditionally the club held the dance at the roping arena, though this year the coordinators felt a change of venue would benefit the dance. He said $2,750 was raised from wrist band sales which will cover the cost of the event, paying the bands and the remainder will go to the club.

Smith said the success and positive feed back from the residents has the chamber considering sponsoring a similar event again. He said there has even been some talk of possibly putting on a music festival, though nothing has gone beyond the discussion phase.

The chamber also held its annual drawing with Vicky Smith of Melrose winning the top prize. She chose $10,000 over a selection of recreational vehicles provided by sponsoring organizations.

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